Watch: BTS, EXO, SHINee, Taeyeon, TWICE, And Many More Perform At 2016 MBC Korean Music Festival

MBC has wrapped up 2016 with a celebration of the year’s hits as well as some K-Pop classics at the 2016 MBC Korean Music Festival (MBC Gayo Daejejun)!

The music festival was held on December 31, with performances broadcast from three venues, and was hosted by Girls’ Generation member YoonA and Kim Sung Joo.

The night featured plenty of performances of chart-topping tracks from this year, as well as collaborations, covers, and artists revisiting their former hits. The artists also counted down to the new year together at midnight, and BTS rang in the new year with 2017’s first performance on the network being their hit “Blood, Sweat & Tears.”

The lineup included AOA, Apink, B1A4, B.A.P, BTOB, BTS, CNBLUE, EXID, EXO, Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon, GFRIEND, GOT7, Ha Hyun Woo, Han Dong Geun, Hong Jin Young, INFINITE, MAMAMOO, MONSTA X, Red Velvet, S.E.S, SEVENTEEN, SHINee, Shinhwa, SISTAR, Tae Jin Ah, Turbo, TWICE, UP10TION, VIXX, and more.

As there were so many performances at the night’s show, we’ve split them into two pages. Check out part one’s performances below, and part two’s performances here!

BTS – “Rainism” (Rain cover), TWICE – “U Go Girl” (Lee Hyori cover), B.A.P – “Mirotic” (TVXQ cover), GFRIEND – “So Hot” (Wonder Girls cover), EXID – “Abracadabra” (Brown Eyed Girls cover)

UP10TION – “White Night”

MONSTA X – “All In” and “Fighter”

Han Dong Geun and Choi Hyo In – “Lie Lie Lie” (Lee Juck cover)

Ha Hyun Woo – “Lacenza, Save Us”

MAMAMOO – “You’re the Best” and “Décalcomanie”

AOA – “Heart Attack” and “Good Luck”

EXID – “L.I.E” and “Ah Yeah”

Turbo – “Again” and “White Love”


Apink – “Intro” and “Only One”

GFRIEND – “Rough” and “Navillera”

SEVENTEEN – “Very Nice” remix with “Honey”

Red Velvet – “Russian Roulette”

EXID’s Hani, AOA’s Seolhyun, and TWICE’s Tzuyu – “To My Boyfriend” (Fin.K.L cover)

B1A4 – “Match Made in Heaven” (Solid cover)

UP10TION – “Barefooted Youth” (Buck cover)

BTS – “As I Told You” (Kim Sung Jae cover)

BTOB – “I’ll Be Your Man”

GOT7 – “Hard Carry”

Shinhwa – “TOP” and “Touch”

Check out the performances from part two of December 31’s 2016 MBC Gayo Daejejun below! You can watch all the performances from part one here.


SHINee – “Ring Ding Dong”

VIXX – “The Closer” and “Fantasy”

SISTAR – “I Like That”

Taeyeon – “11:11”

Apink’s Bomi and Namjoo, BTOB’s Eunkwang and Changsub – “Angel Without Wings” (Roo’Ra cover)

SEVENTEEN – “Happiness” (H.O.T cover)

SISTAR’s Hyorin and Soyou, MONSTA X’s Jooheon and I.M – “Sexy Man” (Space A cover)

AOA’s ChoA, INFINITE’s Dongwoo and Hoya – “Tell Me” (Jinusean cover)

Hong Jin Young – “Thumb Up,” Tae Jin Ah – “Companion”

B.A.P – “Young, Wild & Free,” and “SKYDIVE”

BTS – “Blood, Sweat & Tears,” and “Fire”

S.E.S – “I’m Your Girl” and “Remember”

B1A4 – “A Lie”

CNBLUE – “You’re So Fine”

INFINITE – “The Eye”

SHINee – “Tell Me What to Do” and “1 of 1”

EXO – “Lotto” and “Monster”

Ending performance – “To You”

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